2013 Step Up for Juvenile Diabetes

2013-KassiJuvDiabetesAs part of my Royal reign, community service is my way of giving back.  On Saturday, February 23rd my Princess Gina and I participated in the Step Up for Juvenile Diabetes Walk at the Mall of America.  This event was pretty important to me because I was walking on behalf of my cousin Alex who was diagnosed with Type 1 a few years back, and my family has a history of diabetes.  Almost my entire family walked with him in support.  I was amazed at how many people participated!  The actual walk only lasted about an hour, but that was only a small portion of the event.   Around the mall were fun things for the kids to do like dancing, face painting, and hair styling.  At the close of the event there were a few speeches and a band that played.  Suddenly this meaningful day became a giant dance party.  We had so much fun!

Kassi Giles
Miss Inver Grove Heights 2013